Time for another language linkfest. They grow quickly when I turn my back, one link giving rise to another. Anyway, it’s the usual mixum-gatherum of items relating to language, linguistics, words and books. Happy reading.
How to save wet books.
Cataloguing -og vs. -ogue.
“In love with he.”
How trustworthy are our intuitions about words?
Raising a deaf child.
Lip-reading: seeing at the speed of sound.
“A house without books is like a room without windows.”
Multilingual swearing preferences.
Punk, brat, jerk, barbarian: the origins of 10 insults.
A vanishingly unlikely language peeve.
“My linguistics dreams are intense and vivid.”
Helllloooo, wooord lengtheningggg.
Wikipedia’s language distribution.
March forth and enjoy / 269 / Grammar Day haiku.
NBC pronunciation standards of the mid-20th century.
Dr Seuss and the OED.
On synaesthesia: “T’s are generally crabbed, ungenerous creatures.”
Manufacturing moral panic over linguistic integration.
8 new and necessary punctuation marks.
Literary graffiti from around the world.
Mammet, Muppet, and other puppetry words.
Mapping the languages used on Twitter in New York.
Word usage mirrors community structure on Twitter.
John Wallis and language invention.
Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.
A philosopher burns his Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Cyberlinguistics: recording the world’s vanishing voices.
A dictionary – and cultural record – of Iu-Mien.
Which is worse,, a double comma or an unclosed bracket? (such as this